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The A-F Area Educational Foundation Proudly Presents


UW Madison’s MadHatters Return to  the A-F Fine Arts Center


     On Friday, March 8th at 7:00 PM the Adams-Friendship Area Educational Foundation will continue its tradition of bringing outstanding Wisconsin collegiate groups to the community by hosting The MadHatters, the premier men’s a cappella group of the UW-Madison campus. This group first appeared on our stage in October of 2022, and they were such a big hit they have been asked back for another concert. This time around, the Educational Foundation is asking the group to spend the day working with the A-F High School choirs, who will then be the opening act for the evening show!

       The MadHatters, founded in 1997, were the first of its kind at UW and have seen their humble beginnings boom into sold out shows across campus and the state. They have achieved much success in their short life.  From Lambeau Field and the White House, to Camp Randall, a sold-out Brewers/Cubs game, and the governor’s mansion, the MadHatters have performed at places that most college students can only dream about.

Generally comprised of 14 singers and a vocal percussionist, and characterized by their “outstanding singing abilities, occasional good looks, and unforgettable audience interactions,” 

The MadHatters croon the songs of decades past to the Top 40 present, all their own original arrangements. As an a cappella group, like the world-famous Pentatonix, the MadHatters sing without instrumental accompaniment. They use only their voices to layer their harmonies into the full musical sounds. One of their members is a beatboxer who shapes the dynamics, tempo, and rhythms of the songs with only his mouth. With their unmistakable Wisconsin red blazers, they are not just an a cappella group, but a troupe of entertainers who have played to sold out audiences throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest. Not only does the audience enjoy the show, but the MadHatters love performing it. The A-F Educational Association is excited to bring this talented and entertaining group to the A-F Fine Arts Center.

       All tickets for The MadHatters are just $10 due to the generous sponsor support provided by Verla Lysy.  Seating is not reserved; ticket holders may sit wherever they wish. 

Ticket Information Here

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